Recently we witnessed an interesting banter between the business giants Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk after he tweeted 1999 magazine article predicting Amazon’s failure. Amid the post Elon Musk awarded him with a silver medal.
More than a decade ago in 1990, an American magazine had predicted the crash of Amazon stock, calling the founder Jeff Bezos a mere “middleman”. Now, almost a decade after the article was published, Bezos — who is among the richest people in the world — reshared the magazine clipping.
While clearly, the prediction did not come true, Bezos used the magazine cover to tweet an inspirational message. Amazon is one of the world’s most successful companies and has revolutionized two entirely different industries.
The tweet also received a response from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who poked fun at the Amazon founder and replied with a silver medal emoji.